I love fried chicken, actually, who doesn’t? So when I saw the Momofuku Fried Chicken recipe posted by Ellie, my first thought was I had to try it.

We have been doing our fried chicken the same way, i.e. season the chicken with salt and pepper, then fry it. Sometimes, we’ll add some tumeric powder, just to give it a ‘twist’.

The Momofuku recipe, calls for the chicken to be steamed first, then only fried. This mean, the frying time is reduced, making the chicken more tender and juicy inside.

Fried chicken

My photos are not as nice as Ellie’s, you should check out how she captured the simple fried chicken dish.
Fried chicken

Zaria, my youngest, who’s the biggest fan of fried chicken, loved every bit of it.
Zaria Loves her Fried chicken

♥Momofuku Fried Chicken♥
Adapted from Ellie of Almost Bordain, who has adapted the recipe from Momofuku by David Chang and Peter Meehan. My chicken was half of Ellie’s portion, so I adjusted the recipe accordingly.

You’ll need

2 cups lukewarm water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sea salt
5 drumsticks
Cooking oil for frying

Method

1) Mix the water, sugar, and salt in a container with a lid and stir until the sugar and salt dissolve.
2) Place the chicken into the the brine, ensuring it’s covered by the brine, refrigerate for 1 hour.
3) Drain the chicken and discard the brine.
4) Steam the chicken in medium heat for about 30mins, remove and let it cool on a rack for 1 hr (recipe calls for cooling it in refrigerater on a rack for at least 2 hours or overnight).
5) Heat oil in a wok and fry the chicken until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.
6) Remove and place on wire mesh or kitchen towel to drain.

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50 Responses to “Fried Chicken – Momofuku Style”

  1. Ellie Says:

    Your chicken looks great and how cute is Zaria. My daughter loves it too :) THanks for the mention!

  2. Chew Lee Says:

    By looking at Zaria gesture, I also want to make this dish. I love fried chicken.

  3. shoppinghaunts Says:

    this fried chicken surely looks yummy..i better pass the recipe to tini to cook for us! :P

  4. Yen Says:

    I like the idea of steaming and then frying. The chicken looks very crispy.

    How cute is Zaria. At least you got a thumbs up from your daughter. If only I get the same response from my daughter.

  5. KittyCat Says:

    So ’selamba’lah her thumbs-up sign LOL

  6. zmm Says:

    Ellie, It’s my pleasure to mention you.

    Chew Lee, Try and see if your family likes it too.

    Dinah, Haha.. Tini is really your best kitchen helper!

    Yen, Yours don’t give the thumbs up? But your dishes look great too.

    Kitty Cat, So ‘hiao’ right?

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